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Auditions are required for all students new to Gemini. Placement is subject to the discretion of the conductor and the availability of positions in each of our ensembles. All auditioning students must have a private teacher and must have participated in a NYSSMA solo evaluation on his or her chosen instrument.
Gemini Youth Orchestras will hold auditions for new members on Monday, September 19, at Long Island School for the Gifted in South Huntington. To sign up for your audition time, go to https://forms.gle/xDBaWpAH6rqaPNRRA. We have an exciting year planned for 2022-2023, and look forward to great music and inspirational leadership!
SOLO: NYSSMA solo or other appropriate solo of comparable level. Students should choose a solo with which they are comfortable and confident. Selections do not have to be chosen from the current NYSSMA manual
SIGHT-READING: All students should be prepared to sight-read level-appropriate materials
SCALES: All students should be prepared to perform scales appropriate to their NYSSMA level. Addition- ally, string players auditioning for Philharmonia should be prepared to play a three-octave scale. String players auditioning for Youth Symphony should be prepared to play at least two (2) three-octave scales, demonstrating a variety of bow strokes, bowings, tempi and dynamics at the request of the conductor. Bass players auditioning for Symphony or Philharmonia will be required to perform two-octave scales. Brass and woodwind players will also be expected to demonstrate the ability to transpose when applicable. (Youth Symphony only)
FEE: There is a $25 fee for all auditions payable by check (made out to Gemini Youth Orchestras) or cash at the time of audition.
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